Wellington Police say 130 heavy trucks have left Seaview near Petone and another 60 are travelling south towards Pukerua Bay as at 7.20am heading into the capital city.
State Highway traffic is moving very slowly. Traffic is travelling around 27kph on the Petone Esplanade and 26kph through Pukerua Bay.
Police are asking all road users to be patient and not take undue risks.
Released by Kaye Calder
tel 04 4963464